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Old 08-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default Tim Sylvia vs. Andrei Arlovski 4...

Yup you read that right. Tim Sylvia vs. Andrei Arlovski 4 slotted for 'ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation. How times have changed...

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A fourth meeting between former UFC champions Tim Sylvia (31-7) and Andrei Arlovski (17-9) is set for "ONE FC: Pride of a Nation."

Company officials announced the heavyweight clash earlier today.

The event takes place Aug. 31 at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines, and it's available as an online pay-per-view in North America.

It's Sylvia's first booking since the 36-year-old recently was offered a Strikeforce contract and a fight with Daniel Cormier that was later rescinded. Sylvia recently told MMAjunkie.com ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ]) he was "shocked" that the contract, which would have allowed him to move into the UFC after the Strikeforce fight, was ultimately scrapped. The UFC's Frank Mir got the slot against Cormier instead.

As a consolation, Sylvia now fights Arlovski for a fourth time. Seven years ago, they were the two biggest names in the UFC's rather shallow heavyweight division. Arlovski won the first meeting via submission to win the interim title, but a year later, Sylvia won the next two fights to first take and then defend the belt.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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This fight would have been better of 7 years ago
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
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This fight would have been better of 7 years ago
It was nice and short seven years ago.

As long as this fight doesn't look like their third it should be fine.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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It was nice and short seven years ago.

As long as this fight doesn't look like their third it should be fine.
I guess that's why I couldn't find any Sylvia-Arlovski fights on youtube at one time.

I'm hoping Arlovski pulls it out with a spectacular KO. But who knows with these two. I suppose Sylvia could win by punching and clinching for three rounds. Boring, but effective.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:54 AM   #5
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Given the level they are at, I think it makes sense. All they can do is look for the best fight outside of the UFC. Both have dropped down a level from elite and notched up a few weak wins going into this fight.

Sylvia has greatly hurt his credibility by not having all his fights at 265.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:14 AM   #6
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One is fat and shot..the other is in shape but the Chin is just bigtime shot....But think AA will take it..still has looked better over the last few years..but not saying much
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:15 AM   #7
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One is fat and shot..the other is in shape but the Chin is just bigtime shot....But think AA will take it..still has looked better over the last few years..but not saying much
Tim looks like he is in better shape than he was a few years ago
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:32 AM   #8
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The undercard should be Tank Abbot vs Scott Ferrozzo III.
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